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The state of rural roads is in dire need of attention and could well be a political football leading into the elections.
When Nick and Anita Jurgens talk about their farming future, son Zander is at the forefront of their thoughts.
Waimakariri residents are outnumbered by dairy cows - but they haven't won yet, say experts.
It's a record-priced bovine that is, in the words of its purchaser, "the complete bull".
At least 15 sheep have been killed on another North Otago farm, just days after close to 200 sheep were killed on a nearby property.
Sugar beet touted as the new wonder fuel by grower who is now harvesting sugar beet for the dairy market.
A decision to high-country development to become a permitted activity is likely to be deferred to October.
That trusty quad should command respect from its users if it is to be operated safely.